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There is an increasing need for professional policy analysts and program evaluators at the local, state, national and international levels. According to the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), public policy is the third fastest-growing specialization within public service education.UCF’s public policy graduate program and graduate certificate prepare students to understand the interdependence of public administration and policy research in all fields across the current programs of the School of Public Administration, with a major focus in policy research and evaluation and evidence-based decision making in a collaborative environment. This professional degree program and graduate certificate enables students to learn and apply evidence-based public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation framework in a range of policy domains including urban policy, environmental policy, transportation policy, economic development policy, disaster policy, homeland security, criminal justice, health policy and international/global policy.

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Academic Program Coordinator

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor

Edlira Dursun

Faculty

Thomas Bryer, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

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Gregg Buckingham, Ed.D.

Lecturer

Public Administration

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Deborah Carroll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director

Public Administration, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

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Yue "Gurt" Ge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Jeremy Hall, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration

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Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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Xi Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Qian Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

Pegasus Professor and School Director

Public Administration, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

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Sarah Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Kuotsai Tom Liou, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration

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Lawrence Martin, Ph.D., MSW, MBA

Professor

Public Administration, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

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David Mitchell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Suzette Myser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Melvin Rogers, M.S.

Associate Instructor

Public Administration

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Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Academic Program Coordinator

Public Administration and Public Policy

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Luis Santiago, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and MSURP Academic Program Coordinator

Public Administration

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Daniel Seigler, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Internship Director

Public Administration

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Kelly Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Jungwon Yeo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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